Exercises: Critical Thinking Using Toulmin Model

This Analysis Mini-Case Series uses the Toulmin Model of Argumentation as a framework for critical thinking.  These are chapter exercises and listed here for your reference. New exercises (for these and other chapters) will posted as they’re completed. Click below for exercises.

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Balance Sheets:

bs.hun.afc.040 Analyzing balance sheets and financial condition (Starwood and Marriott)

bs.hun.afc.050 Analyzing balance sheets and financial condition (AT&T and Verizon)

bs.hun.afc.060 Analyzing balance sheets and financial condition (American Eagle and Urban Outfitters)

Income Statements:

is.hun.afp.020 Analyzing income statements and financial performance (Target and Walmart)

is.hun.afp.030 Analyzing income statements and financial performance (Macy's and Nordstrom)

is.hun.afp.040 Analyzing income statements and financial performance (Coca-Cola and PepsiCo)

is.hun.afp.050 Analyzing income statements and financial performance (Nike and Adidas)

is.hun.afp.060 Analyzing income statements and financial performance (Chipotle and Panera Bread)

Statement of Cash Flows:

cs.hun.acf.030 Analyzing cash flow statements and financial performance  (Nokia and Research in Motion/BlackBerry)

cs.hun.acf.040 Analyzing information to assess companies’ future prospects (Home Depot and Lowe’s)

cs.hun.acf.050 Analyzing information to assess companies’ future prospects (Domino's and Papa John's)

cs.hun.acf.060 Analyzing information to assess companies’ future prospects (JCPenny and Sears)

Financial Reporting Environment:

fr.hun.con.010 Analyzing consequence of financial reporting environment (Domino’s Pizza)

Deferred Expenses and Long-Lived Assets:

la.hun.010 Analyzing recognition and measurement: Extending HBS Kansas City Zephyrs' Baseball Team Case

 

Also see Group Projects: Analyzing Financial Statements Across Time and Industries

  
 
The above exercise numbers refer to the chapter and module, e.g., bs.hun.afc.040 refers to the Balance Sheet chapter, How do I Use the Numbers, Analyzing Financial Condition module, exercise #040. See the Master Book: WIP for other types of chapter exercises.
 
Sources: Companies’ websites. All brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

 

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